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cheering in north korea for a rocket launch, there's condemnation from the international community: also ahead. as the search and rescue operations conditioned in taiwan, questions surface after safety standards. >> involved in a decision where you had to be healed accountable. >> u.s. republican dehli hope. -- presidential hopefuls turn on
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each other in new hampshire. and... america's popular sporting event, the super bowl, is five hours away now north korea have launched a rocket into space. they say it is cover for testing a new technology. north korea made the announcement that a satellite had been put into orbit. pictures of kim jong un watching the launch were released. ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary called the actions implorable. the security council needs to
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respond with what has been called strong punitive measures. seoul will begin talks on a missile defense system. harry fawcett has more from soul. >> reporter: north korea brought its week-long launch window forward by a day, and was not wasting time. two hours into the window, the rocket carrying the bright star satellite lifted off, overseen by the country's young leader, relaid by the news leader. >> the complete success made in the foreign lift-off is a look at the korean policy on the technology. it's an event combining technology and defense capability. >> reporter: it's the defense capability that worries regional and world powers. a rocket carrying a satellite
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can hold a nuclear war head. >> this system doesn't have military applications. nevertheless, some of the applications, some of the technologies, some of the systems and subsystems, they could use for the military programs. >> south korea's president convened the national security council calling the launch an unacceptable provocation. >> translation: recognising the nuclear missile threat by north korea as a threat to the international community and world peace, the security council should come up with sanctions. >> reporter: seoula nounsed formal consul -- seoul announced consultations with united states on deploying an antimissile system. beijing is opposed to the deployment of the system close to its territory. united states and south korea are trying to pressurise chine owe to get tough on its ally. kim jong un made the pursuit of
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economic success between guiding principles of his cool. he's proved immune to beijing's attempts. in beijing, there were celebrations. the launch comes at the start of a lunar new year and days before the birthday of late father kim jong-il. the north korean space agency called it a gift to the nation. and al jazeera's adrian brown has been monitoring reaction in beijing and sent this report. >> reporter: china, of course is about the only real ally, providing a life line to the county. china dispatched a special envoy to appeal to the government to not go ahead with the test. the fact that north korea openly defied china will be a cause of anger and embarrassment to the leadership. on sunday the ministry of foreign affairs issued a terse
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statement in beijing saying they regretted the fact that north korea decided to ignore the pervasive opposition of the international community by testing its ballistic missile technology, it urged calm and re strangt saying the only -- restraint saying the only way to bring about lasting police is through dying ol. og. in the past, china says it doesn't believe that sanctions are an end to themselves in other world news, turkey says it's ready to let in tens of thousands of syrian refugees trapped on its border if necessary. the turkish government says it's providing food and shelter for them. for now, it is not letting them across the boarder. live to al jazeera, stephanie dekker, who is in achille's on the turkish syrian boarder. tell us about the situation on the border. how many are there, what sort of
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help are they getting? >> well, just to show you the border is open for good. there has been a flow of trucks going in, and the aid agency that is heading to the area where the refugees are, there's a makeshift camp. we saw the turkey disaster management agency, a big truck, what looked like a registration truck with the u.n.h.c.r. heading there. they will start to register. in terms of the conditions we are told, of course, extremely difficult, incredibly cold at night. shelter, food are delivered. but certainly it's not comfortable by any means. people are not safe. the numbers again we are hearing different reports. in the thousands, i think, it's safe to say at the moment. also, we do know that tens of thousands moved from the surrounding areas of aleppo, and made their ways to towns and have not all come here. they know the border is closed.
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we heard from the turkish" today. he said up to 70,000 people could make their way here from aleppo because of this regime offensive backed by russian air power. they are keeping a close eye on it. at the moment the border has allowed no borders being brought in. >> what are you hearing as far as the advances of the syrian government forces, how closer they to completely recapturing aleppo. we have been told they are close to surrounding it. it's not completely surrounded. there is one road that the rebel has used. the main supplier to turkey has been cut off. it is looking difficult to the rebels at the moment. if they surround the eastern part of the city that is the rebel held cart, because the regime holds the western part of the city. we'll see what happens before. which is a tactic used by the
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government. what they'll do, whether they go in or out. no one knows, people are afraid. russian air strikes have been relentless, we have the regime with allies on the ground making head way. some people have started leaving this city itself. these are people that have been living under incredibly difficult conditions for years. so i think well have to monitor as to how that goes, and people inside, a lot of people don't have money. to try to get out of the city you need to pay taxis, you need to pay your way to get out. all the difficult questions, and there's a fear. there's an intense battle. as we know. the government really making head way. the ground loss lost last year, they are making up, because russia's entry into the syrian war is giving them a lot of support. it's a difficult situation as ever for the people, and, yes, the fact is that tens of thousands are on the move inside syria fleeing the advance.
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>> thank you so much for that. stephanie dekker reporting live from achille's on the turkish border. the united arab emirates says it's ready to send ground troops to syria to fight i.s.i.l. this is the third gulf nation to say so. they are part of the u.s.-led coalition against i.s.i.l. the syrian government warned against the involvement of foreign troops. on saturday the foreign minister said the soldiers would return home in wooden coffins. >> now to taiwan where rescue workers found life under the debris of a high-rise building that collapsed after saturday's earthquakes, more than 130 are trapped. 24 people killed in the city, in the worst affected area. rob mcbride reports. >> as they work further into the ruins, conditions for the rescue teams are getting harder. hang in there, the rescuer shouts. we will get you out.
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people are dropped in small space, and we can't use big machinery down there, we mostly dig with our hands. relatives have been waiting for news. since the earthquake on saturday, causing the complex to crumble in seconds. trapping hundreds as they slept. >> this man is looking for his father, and believes rescuers looks in the wrong place and urges them to look again. >> chen is looking for a 3-month old baby, cared for by her sister, she can't understand what happened. it's the construction company's fault. other buildings didn't collapse like this one. many are saying that the complex was poorly designed and built. that's why it's called a tofu
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building. it has no structure, and when the ground shook and toppled over. now exposed in the ruins, these are tin cans, that had been used in place of concrete on several floors. local media focused on how the building resulted with the ground floor turned into considerably commercial space that may have weakened it further. of equal concern is how the authorities in the area of taiwan didn't prevent alterations. >> the local prosecutor's office are doing a full investigation and have come to collect evidence. as that investigation ramps up, so the search of the building continues with the likelihood of finding more bodies than survivors. coming up after the break on al jazeera - back in business.
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why the opening of this border crossing is important. plus, under threat - the serbian project that helps disability people find jobs. obs. >> from rural midwest to war-torn mideast. she went for the money and found a greater calling...
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welcome back. a recap of the top stories on al jazeera, north korea launched a long range rocket into space, south korea condemns the action and says it will begin talks on the u.n. security council system. the u.n. security council will
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hold an emergency meeting on sunday. >> turkey is ready to let in tens of thousands trapped on the border. they are stuck on the frontier after fleeing a government offensive near aleppo. 24 people are known to have died near southern taiwan. 120 people have been found trapped. rescue workers are searching under the debris of a high-rise building. back to the main story and north korea's rocket launches. it's not pyongyang's space ambitions that have concern, it's the potential that the rocket technology could be used for, to deliver a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: here is, the north korean rocket. similar to the one thought to have put a satellite into space. it's never been tested as a ballistic missile but could be adopted to carry an 800 kilogram
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payload. that puts asia and the u.s. within its range. it can only be launched from fixed sites, which means it's not easily hidden or moved, and takes hours to prepare volatile fuel for launch, it's hardly a responsive weapon. north korea would need to develop a nuclear warhead small and light enough to fit into the rocket. there's no evidence offed this. if they could get a bomb. it has another challenge. it needs to bring it down in a rolled way. >> again, there's no evidence it has the capacity to do this. experts say a successful launch could help north korea develop this - the kn 08 intercontinental ballistic missile.
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the rockets are different and work in different ways. all of which means the rocket is probably what the north koreans say it is, a space launch vehicle which, in its current form has little potential as a ballistic missile > our guest from the stockholm international peace group says north korean missile as been overestimated. >> if it's believed that the north koreans released a satellite, if the launch was successful, and the satellite reached orbit successfully, it means that north korea has now mastered the technology for putting objects in earth's orbit. it means that they had reliable rocket engines. it could mean it would be used for ballistic missiles. and the test in january, again
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it remains to be confirmed. whether, indeed it was a nuclear device. from a north korean point of view. they look at south korea, about 10 years ago. japan is building up its stocks, so from their point of view, the world doesn't look very benign. we have a crescendo of mutual reprim nations. host estimates suggest that north korea has enough to turn it in for six or seven nuclear weapons, they have an iranian enrichment capability which was shown to a nuclear scientist. that is limited. estimates of 100 nuclear bombs in a decade are crossly exaggerated in the united states, republican dehli hopefuls held their last debate before voters
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in new hampshire choose their preferred candidate on tuesday. the senator whose popularity has been growing has been given the hardest time. >> dr ben cars son, please come out on the stage. >> reporter: bizarre opening with candidates seemingly wandering on the stage. donald trump was back after missing the debate in iowa or, the front-runner in new hampshire was not the initial targets. that was marco rubio. the placing in iowa has given him momentum, and now seen as a threat to others. >> that's what washington d.c. does, a drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incorrect information, the memorized 20 second speech. the thing is this, when you are president of the united states, when you memorized the speech where you talk about how a great america is at the end of it doesn't solve a problem for any person.
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>> reporter: from the iowa winner, concern at the news for a nuclear miss ail launch. the launch sa result of failures of the first clinton administration. the clinton administration led the world in relaxing sanctions against north korea, billions of dollars flowed into north korea in exchange for promises not to build nuclear weapons, we are seeing foreshadowioing of where we will be with iran. >> reporter: an attack from jed bush brought this reaction from donald trump, which provoked boos in the audience. >> let me talk quiet. a lot of times... baos baos boos boos [ crowd boos ] >> a lot of times - a lot of time... ..that's all of his donors and special interest out there. >> reporter: the candidates were asked if they'd bring back waterboarding, a practice president obama banned as torture. >> i wouldn't bring it back in a widespread use. >> it was used sparingly, congress changed the laws, where we stand is the appropriate
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place. >> i'd bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse. >> the story going into the debate was about marco rubio's momentum, how he did well in iowa and how he could do well in new hampshire. chris christie and others challenged him. maybe not too much. but enough. >> we thank the people of manchester newhampshire. the candidates chased votes, support and the dream of success. haitis outgoing president michel martelly struck a deal with parliament to form an interim government. this paves the way for elections in april. it's hoped the agreement will halt agreements. he has been ruling by decree
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since jan last year. >> to serbia, where disabled people are struggling to find jobs, a project in one of the cities changed that. it employs people with minor disabilities to help those with severe disabilities. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: from making a cup of coffee to helping with the shopping, this person provides hep to a couple suffering m.s. no one knows how much longer this care will continue. >> translation: i can't believe it will end. i hope it won't. it's needed. >> reporter: she is employed by the city council in the western serbian city. it's a pilot scheme to help people like her with minor disabilities to find a job, and she works with people with severe disabilities that need help at home. >> this means a lot to me. it helps me and them. this job is fulfilling, we feel
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for each other, and it keeps us happy. the projects is coming to an in. the city council doesn't know whether the serbian council provides the money needed. >> a 3-month project is not enough. it takes a month or so for the service users and providers to adopt to each other. once they get to know each other and things work well, the projectened the serbian government says it's committed to helping people with disabilities find work. this year we plan to hire 1600 disability people for public service and jobs. the hardest thing for a person or unemployed person is to be faced not with finding a job. national employment office statistics show 16,000 serbians are unemployed. most like kenovic offered work the main indian border crossing is open to traffic for the first time in nine months.
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protesters had blockaded the crossing demanding more in the constitution, the closure lead to fuel and food shortage constitution these trucks were stuck for months. this crossing point has reopened and they continued the journey. on friday, traders and locals chased away protesters who i hoped the bridge. >> all other border points across are opened. if you want to close the borders, close all of them. they trade had come to a stand still. this is extremely important for nepal. almost two-thirds of all essentials entered from here.
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protesters occupying the bridge, more than 450 million has been lost in revenues. protests across the border has cost the economy $3 billion, and 400,000 jobs. >> for months, members of a marginalized group have been demanding better representation under the new constitution. people say the government used force to suppress their movement. more than 40 people have been killed. mainly during protests in which police have used live bullets. most have close ethnic and familial ties across the border in india, and the government in new dehli takes an interest in what happens here. india says it believes the constitution has not gone far enough. customs clears became a problem.
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the indian government tolerated the border. >> businesses have some sympathy for the protesters. even now, the business community favors the contents of the protest. whatever we have achieved is welcome. whatever has not been achieved is something to strive forward. but this would participate in our parliamentary process. >> on january 23rd, the government amend the the constitution, addressing most of the demands. the demarcation of federal boundaries is in dispute. some analysts see the border opening as a sign. the influence of movement is declining. the latest development shows that the leaders of the parties have been defeated. this means that there is a change in policy when it comes to support of the movement. it also shows the internal differences between the leaders who have been directing the
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movement. what is important is that people are no longer supporting the direction of the movement what is clear is that the reopening of the border is a welcome relief. >> now, with an expected global tv audience of 190 million gans, the super bowl is well-established as the biggest day in american sport. the 50th edition is just a few hours away. as daniel lack reports from san francisco. the national league season finale didn't always have a high profile. american football is more than a sport. it's a celebration. it's a chance for fans to test the skills. even for the teams doing battle for super bowl sunday. >> the name of the game is . >> it's going to be great. >> i feel the same way.
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[ laughs ] >> reporter: who's going to win? >> broncos. >> panthers. >> broncos. >> reporter: the name of the game is defense. >> reporter: this will be the 50th year of the championship, beginning tentatively, and for a decade few expected it would grow to dominate u.s. sport. 87-year-old jerry green is one of two journalists that's been to every super bowl so far. it's chaotic. the first was sedate. it's civilisation. one number. if i can say that. for the americans, it's our biggest scoring event. >> advertisers paid $5 34i8ion -- $35 million for advertising during the game. all that revenue shared among players and the football league
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makes for huge profits. the league reinvests to improve the sport. to sum up the approach, i would say this. i would say get better, that's our goal. everything we do, every day we work, we would work to get better in every way. that's what our teams do, that's what the teams will do. hours, days before the games begin, the party gets under way. here in downtown san francisco, the city that has, shall we say, mixed feelings about hosting the big sports event. some say the public costs of hosting the game, security, maintenance, overcrowding outweigh the benefits in a city that has one of the most visible homeless populations in the country. >> san francisco has an eviction crisis, an affordability crisis. we have a homeless crisis. we should be using taxpayer dollars to solve the issues, not pay for a party for the rich. >> super bowl 50 may be crowded,
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expensive and glitzy, the fans love it. it's the climax of the football season. they are ready to seek it in -- to soak it all in again a reminder you can keep up to date with the news on the website, i'm gits, and you are br -- richard gizbert, and you are at the "listening post". these are some of the sts,


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